Nursing Interventions

Nursing Interventions For Conjunctivitis

  Teach proper hand washing technique and instruct patient to keep hands away of eyes Use disinfected equipment for eye examination Encourage patient to avoid sharing personal cloths with others Apply warm compress over eye and instill eye drops/ointment as ordered. Some eye drops contain antihistamines or other medications that can be helpful for people […]

Nursing Interventions for Bronchial Asthma

Assess the patient’s respiratory status by monitoring the severity of symptoms, breath sounds, peak flow, pulse oximetry, and vital Obtain a history of allergic reactions to medications before administering medications. Identify medications the patient is currently taking. Administer medications as prescribed and monitor the patient’s responses to those medications; medications may include an antibiotic if […]

Nursing Interventions For Children With Pediculosis (Lice Infestation)

Apply, or teach family to apply, pediculicide shampoo or rinse. Read directions several times in quite environment before application. Make child as comfortable as possible during procedure. Playing “beauty parlor” adds a dimension of fun as well as providing eye safety. Use plastic drape to prevent drug getting on other body parts. Instruct child to […]

Nursing Interventions for Trachoma

  Encourage patient and family to prevent the spread of the disease. Isolate patient because this disease spreads through direct contact Encourage personal hygiene Carry out antibiotic treatment as prescribed by the physician (The antibiotic of choice for treating active trachoma is azithromycin) Observe nonverbal reactions of discomfort since swelling of the lymph nodes, photophobia […]

Nursing Interventions for Gingivitis

  Inspect oral cavity at least once daily and note any discoloration, lesions, edema, bleeding, exudate, or dryness. Refer to a physician or specialist as appropriate. (Oral inspection can reveal signs of oral disease, symptoms of systemic disease, drug side effects, or trauma of the oral cavity) Assess for mechanical agents such as ill-fitting dentures […]

Nursing Interventions for Burns (Emergent/Resuscitative Phase)

  Assess circumstances surrounding the injury: time of injury, mechanism of burn, whether the burn occurred in a closed space, the possibility of inhalation of noxious chemicals, and any related trauma. Monitor vital signs frequently; monitor respiratory status closely; and evaluate apical, carotid, and femoral pulses particularly in areas of circumferential burn injury to an […]